SpaceX Inspiration 4 takes a big step forward for space tourism, launching the first all-civilian crew into space, including Jared Isaacman

SPACEX Inspiration 4 launched its first civilian crew into space on Wednesday, including Jared Isaacman, who took a big step forward for space tourism.

The launch, the first charter passenger flight for Elon Musks SpaceX, took place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida shortly after 8 p.m. ET.

The launch took place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shortly after 8:00 pm ET.

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The launch took place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shortly after 8:00 pm ET.Credit: AFP
SpaceX shared a webcast of the launch of the Inspiration4 mission, which was broadcast live four hours before takeoff.

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SpaceX shared a webcast of the launch of the Inspiration4 mission, which was broadcast live four hours before takeoff.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk cheers for the first all-civilian crew in Cape Canaveral, Florida

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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk cheers for the first all-civilian crew in Cape Canaveral, FloridaCredits: Reuters

Also on board were two contest winners and a health care worker who was a childhood cancer survivor.

The crew is expected to return to Earth from the Florida coast in about three days.

SpaceX shared a webcast of the launch of the Inspiration4 mission, which was broadcast live four hours before takeoff.

Prior to the launch, SpaceX director Benji Reed said: “Just talking about it right now gives me goosebumps.”

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